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Equipment and Loans Service

If you have social care or health needs and live in Northumberland, the Joint Equipment Loans Service (JELS) can provide equipment to help you to live independently at home.

The equipment we provide can help protect you from accidents, assist you with carrying out day to day tasks, and make it easier for people to care for you. Providing the right equipment can also help you to move back home after being in hospital.

Please see our FAQs below which has lots of information about the service.

For further information please ask your  health or social care professional or you can contact the service directly on 01670 730595.

Northumberland wheelchair service is also part of JELS and can be contacted directly on 01670 730595

If you live in North Tyneside you can contact our wheelchair service on 0191 282 8090

Who is eligible to borrow equipment?

The service provides equipment for anyone that needs it, but this decision is made by health or social care professionals including care managers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, specialist social workers, district nurses and health visitors.

If you think you would benefit from having a piece of equipment you should tell your care manager (or any of the professionals mentioned above) and they will be able to help you.

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